Why's and Character

January 1, 2010
By Shirley_R_K SILVER, Liberty, South Carolina
Shirley_R_K SILVER, Liberty, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
But sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence.
-1 Peter 3:15


Why is there war?
Why not peace?
Why do we fight?
Can’t we get along?
Why is it we search,
For happiness that doesn’t fulfill?
Why?
What will fill this void?
Help the whole human race?
What will make the sky seem bluer,
Or the glass half full?
Is there something more than this?
Something that will make me feel whole?
Something to make life worth living,
To bring fulfillment?
What would it be like,
To look back at life and say,
I've done my best,
Made a difference?
What?
Why?
How?


Why war?

Because of Eve and a Tree

Why the search?

We refuse to accept Jesus, a Cross,

And a Tomb that remains empty.

The purpose of life?

To Glorify God.

How to make a difference?

Live out Christ


How, simple it seems,
How easy the answers flow,
How easy words explain all,
But words must be taken in.
Taken from brain to heart.
Once there, they must turn into actions,
Then habit,
And last, to character.


The author's comments:
I was having a great writing day, wrote many a poem, and was going to try a short story next. Looking for a great idea, I found this thing called the Imagination Prompt Generator, after viewing many a prompt and almost giving up, it gave this quesion: Why? I had a perfect short story idea, wrote the first line, and before I knew it, the poem was half-way done. Tackling many of lifes biggest Why's, What's, and How's, and because of my faith, these answers are ones I have been taught so often, but I realize how hard they are to follow, and how easy they are to say.

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on Jan. 27 2010 at 10:31 pm
alayapoetgirl BRONZE, St. Louis, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
Life is hard; but it's harder if you're stupid. -John Wayne

I liked this poem, but it confused me in a sense.


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